Athletics at the South American Games

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Athletics competitions have been held at the quadrennial South American Games since the inaugural edition of the Southern Cross Games in 1978 in La Paz, Bolivia.


Games Year Host city Country Events
Men Women
I 1978 (details) La Paz  Bolivia 22 13
II 1982 (details) Santa Fe  Argentina 23 16
III 1986 (details) Santiago  Chile 23 17
IV 1990 (details) Lima  Peru 23 19
V 1994 (details) Valencia  Venezuela 24 19
VI 1998 (details) Cuenca  Ecuador 24 21
VII 2002 (details) Belém  Brazil 22 22
VIII 2006 (details) Buenos Aires  Argentina 22 22
IX 2010 (details) Medellín  Colombia 21 21
X 2014 (details) Santiago  Chile


Medal winners for the South American Games were published in a book by written Argentinian journalist Ernesto Rodríguez III with support of the Argentine Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Argentino) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (Spanish: Ministerio de Educación de la Nación) in collaboration with the Office of Sports (Spanish: Secretaría de Deporte de la Nación).[1] Eduardo Biscayart supplied the list of winners in athletics and their results.[2]

See also[edit]

List of South American Games records in athletics

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rodríguez III, Ernesto (2010), LIBROS DEL CICLO OLÍMPICO ARGENTINO - Libro I de los Juegos Odesur 1978-2010 (in Spanish) (1a. ed.), Buenos Aires: Alarco Ediciones, p. 192, ISBN 978-987-1367-18-4, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  2. ^ SOUTH AMERICAN (ODESUR) GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved June 3, 2012